Recently Bruce and I had the opportunity to explore the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI. For an avid fisherman like Bruce, the Hall of Fame and museum was like a trip to fishing heaven. We both enjoyed touring the fish sculpture gardens, checking out the replicas of the trophy fish caught by various anglers, and perusing the museum halls filled with historic photos, a motor graveyard and vintage fishing equipment.
Of course because of our love of all things ‘super-sized’, the highlight of the visit was the World’s Largest Muskie. Not only is it the largest muskie in the world, but it is also the world’s largest fiberglass sculpture! At over 40 feet tall and as long as a Boeing 757, it truly is a big lunker. Guests can enter near the tail and climb the stairs to the observation deck located in the muskie’s mouth. From there you get a great view of the gardens and when you return safely to the ground you can brag that you were inside the belly of a muskellunge and lived to tell about it!
The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 10360 Hall of Fame Drive just off of Hwy 27 in Hayward, WI and if you are a fisherman who is in the area it is definitely worth a visit. For more information and directions, visit the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame website.